Norah Jones is back, good ladies and gentleman, with the pure ecstasy that is her new sensual, smoky, smooth, slow-burner Happy Pills. After last year’s European vacation and Rome collaboration with Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi and Jack White, Norah hooks up with one half of Gnarls Barkley in super producer Danger Mouse for her own new disc Little Broken Hearts, due in May.
From the first take, it’s looking and sounding like one of the coolest and best albums of the year too. Mixing the potent perfect score of Rome with Norah’s own marvelously mellow and seriously sultry sound makes for the perfect cocktail for a classic record. The stripped-down, but simple and sexy Happy Pills is popping with a vintage, throwback feel, from the beat to the almost ‘Mad Men’ styled video that shows a different side of Miss Jones.
The Come Away With Me singer has been one of the hardest working women of late. After her last formidable, more electric album The Fall, she’s collaborated with so many people she even made a duets album (the favourite ‘…Featuring’) and to begin this year, her country side project The Little Willies reunited For The Good Times. Now pushing the envelope musically once more with one of her boldest, bravest and best songs, Jones gives us a hallmark hit, which looks to garner the Grammy queen more awards…and the winner is…Norah!